R.E.M. continues to tease fans with tastes of its newly remixed version of Monster, this time previewing the massive reissue of the 1994 album with original producer Scott Litt’s new take on “Let Me In,” the spare, wall-of-sound tribute to Kurt Cobain that anchored that record.

The new version, which you can hear below, brings Michael Stipe’s once-enveloped lyrics to the forefront, and pares down the guitar squall — and eliminates the organ line that comes in late in the song.

The Litt remix of Monster is part of the copious bonus material that will accompany the reissue, due out Nov. 1 on Craft Recordings. Also included in the package: a disc of previously unheard demos, a 2CD live set recorded in Chicago during the Monster Tour and a Blu-ray that includes a 5.1 Surround mix of the album, the “Road Movie” concert film and the album’s music videos.

For full details on the box set, including the full tracklist, head over here.

It’s also available for pre-order via Amazon.com.

Stream both the new remix and original version of “Let Me In” below.

 

 

 

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